New Mexico Democrat Haaland backs impeachment inquiry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico is calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The first-term lawmaker from Albuquerque said Wednesday in a statement that Trump "has proven he's unfit to serve as president" and that Congress needs to "shed light on what his administration is hiding and hold the president accountable."

Haaland previously said she favored more aggressive oversight of Trump that might lead to impeachment hearings.

A tally by The Associated Press indicates more than half of House Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry.